Making his latest appearance on CBS This Morning with co-host, devout fan, and Obama friend Gayle King, Nightly Show host Larry Wilmore was serenaded on Monday by King and her fellow co-hosts as a “passionate centrist” who loves President Obama but supposedly mocks politicians on both sides.
By Scott Whitlock | April 25, 2016 | 12:11 PM EDT
The journalists at ABC and CBS on Monday excitedly pushed the idea that the Koch brothers will politically stay on the sideline. CBS This Morning’s Nancy Cordes even spun an interview with Charles Koch as “tentative support for Hillary Clinton. Good Morning America's Jon Karl on Sunday talked to Mr. Koch about the plans he and his billionaire brother have for 2016.
By Mark Finkelstein | April 25, 2016 | 9:27 AM EDT
Joe Scarborough was careful to state for the record that he was "not voting for Hillary Clinton." But everything else he said during a segment on today's Morning Joe was one long love letter to her foreign policy and leadership skills.
Granted, Joe set the bar very low, comparing Hillary's prospective leadership to President Obama's fecklessness. Even so, it was striking to hear Scarborough proclaim "Hillary Clinton does not believe in leading from behind. Hillary Clinton does not believe that you sit back and let the events of the world shape the country. Hillary Clinton does not believe in the type of foreign policy, the don't-do-stupid-stuff foreign policy of Barack Obama." He also claimed that within a week of assuming office, Hillary would build better coaltions around the world and with congress than Obama ever did.
By Karen Townsend | April 25, 2016 | 1:24 AM EDT
Alicia (Juliana Margulies) throws a party for Peter’s mother and her fiancé in “Party,” CBS’s The Good Wife’s latest episode. From the wrong flowers arriving – funeral arrangements instead of the ones she ordered – to a cake personalized with “Rest in Peace,” Alicia can’t catch a break. Even the joyous return of son Zach turns bad.
By Dylan Gwinn | April 25, 2016 | 12:30 AM EDT
The first transgender kiss in the history of I Am Cait went down on Sunday night’s show, titled ‘Houston We Have a Problem.’ And…it was every bit as awful as you would expect.
By Brad Wilmouth | April 24, 2016 | 11:55 PM EDT
On Friday's At This Hour with Berman and Bolduan, CNN co-hosts John Berman and Kate Bolduan repeatedly pressed Ted Cruz campaign national chairman Chad Sweet about whether Senator Cruz believes transgender men are actually "men pretending to be women" as the two began the segment focusing on a Cruz campaign ad attacking Donald Trump over the North Carolina bathroom bill.
By Tom Blumer | April 24, 2016 | 11:54 PM EDT
In a Fox News Sunday interview so painful to watch readers are advised to consider taking headache medicine before viewing, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz tried to make the case that the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's handling of emails containing sensitive and classified national security information and her use of an undisclosed private email server is a "distraction," and that the idea of even raising it as a campaign issue is "ludicrous."
Show host Chris Wallace was particularly perturbed when the DNC chair claimed that Mrs. Clinton was "using private e-mail in the same way that previous secretaries of state have," and forced her to admit, "Other than the private server":
By Tim Graham | April 24, 2016 | 10:19 PM EDT
New York Times columnist Nick Kristof sounded angry in a headline to his Sunday column: “Debunking the ‘Crooked Hillary’ Myth.” Online, they spit out some of the venom, merely asking: “Is Hillary Clinton Honest?”
Kristof’s column concluded: “She’s not a saint but a politician, and to me this notion that she’s fundamentally dishonest is a bogus narrative.” He even dismisses fellow Times columnist William Safire who called Hillary a “congenital liar” in 1996: “this narrative goes way too far.”
By Tom Blumer | April 24, 2016 | 10:02 PM EDT
On Meet the Press today, host Chuck Todd asked Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders what he thought of the idea of a consumption tax on soda. Sanders' answer, laded with his standard "massive wealthy inequality" argument, led Todd to believe that Sanders might also be against cigarette taxes.
No, those taxes are fine, Sanders said, but given that "cigarettes are causing cancer ... and other diseases ... there's almost a question as to why it remains a legal product."
By Tom Blumer | April 24, 2016 | 4:44 PM EDT
Things must be getting grim on the Obamacare front if the Obama administration feels it must send "Zeke the Bleak" Emanuel out to defend it.
Though he was on relatively good behavior compared to previous interviews he has given, Emanuel, rather than visibly losing his cool, kept on using Stuart Varney's first name in his responses during a Fox Business interview this week to the point where it nearly came off as an attempt at parent-child condescension.
By Clay Waters | April 24, 2016 | 3:57 PM EDT
Class war returns to the front page of the Sunday New York Times, with business reporter Nelson Schwartz’s long jeremiad against special cruise ship packages which surely represent a new Gilded Age, “In New Age of Privilege, Not All Are in Same Boat." On the list of lamentables was a special $10,000 cruise option "hidden" on a ship offering less expensive choices. Yet for a paper which seethes at such Dickensian injustice, it doesn’t have a problem with sponsoring cruises to Japan that cost a minimum of $9,595. The paper has a history ofhypocrisy in slamming rich people while also avidly catering to its rich liberal readership.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | April 24, 2016 | 3:50 PM EDT
It seems as though Chuck Todd and folks at NBC have had enough of Republican efforts to stop their beloved Donald Trump from getting the nomination. To kick off his political discussion Sunday on meet The Press Todd equated the Republican election cycle to the five stages of grief. Todd stated that the party had already gone through the stages of denial, anger, bargaining, and depression. And all that is left to do is for #NeverTrump to roll over and accept it.
By Brad Wilmouth | April 24, 2016 | 3:15 PM EDT
Appearing as a guest on Sunday's Reliable Sources, as CNN political commentator Carl Bernstein exonerated longtime parts of the dominant media like the New York Times, the Washington Post and his own CNN of being biased sources, he accused Fox News of being biased and blamed consumers of news for wanting to see "information to reinforce what they already believe."
By Tim Graham | April 24, 2016 | 2:23 PM EDT
The New York Times reported that Anand Gupta, the former executive vice president for finance, field a lawsuit Thursday in federal court in Manhattan alleging he was denied a promised promotion and salary increase due to racial discrimination. But the newsworthy part was his financial claims.
In the network’s first year on the air in 2013, the suit asserts, citing tax returns, it had a net operating loss of $250 million, and in 2014 it lost an additional $335 million.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | April 24, 2016 | 1:25 PM EDT
It’s rare for Charles Koch to do interviews with the media, so ABC and George Stephanopoulos did what they could to hype their exclusive interview on This Week on Sunday. And it didn’t matter what Koch said to reporter Jon Karl because Stephanopoulos bent it to mean whatever he wanted it mean. Even going as far as to say Koch would support Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, and used it to help hype division in the Republican Party